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this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plza, this is a special halloween edition. >> oh, good grief. wake up, wake up. what are you guys doing, sleeping? you have a show to do, and you have to do the chat. i don't care if your kascharact can't speak. you signed a contract with the nbc universal corporation that is going to provide reverent and
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yet news worthy content. figure it out. rats! >> woo! >> aw, aw, oh. ♪ ♪ [ laughter ]
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♪ [ theme from "peanuts" ] ♪ ♪ don't think about it ♪ just move your body ♪ and listen to music ♪ and oh oh oh ♪ just listen to your feet ♪ anyone can do it, and oh ey oh ♪ ♪ anybody can do it ♪ feel the rhythm ♪ don't do this do that ♪ you have the most ♪ i don't know about you but i feel better when i'm dancing ♪ ♪ i feel better when i am dancing ♪ ♪ yeah yeah
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♪ we can be good together, and i feel better when i am dancing ♪ >> oh, oh. ♪ >> oh, oh, oh ♪ >> who do you think that you are? look at me. i'm the 1a flying ace, and your little friends over there, you can't catch the red baron! you really can't.
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wait a minute. i have been hit. i've been hit. i'm going down! down. down. >> oh. >> woo! [ applause ] >> is it over? >> is it over? >> oh, my gosh. >> regis, come on over. >> jerry, i lost the straw. >> so great. hello, regis. have a slurp. >> come on over. >> what have you got in there? >> some of my stuff. you want some? regis, so happy you are with us. >> we love you. you are the perfect red baron. >> red baron? i don't know what happened. >> regis, come here, come here, and now, come here -- >> and nice propeller by the
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way. >> that is what she said. come here. >> can i sit on that? >> let's see. let's lift it up. all right. >> no, let him stand there. it is all right. all right. we are going to be showing you how this whole thing came together this morning. anybody else want to join us? >> okay. i want to test the microphone there. >> and we are on the air again. >> oh, sorry. >> and okay. start it off. i have to get this nose off. >> i can't breathe. >> all right. >> what do i do? >> there is willie geist, and we made, best part by far. by the way, everybody was so cute. >> can i put this up, but is it bad form? i can't breathe. >> we have had five hours in this outfit, and hoda can't
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breathe. >> okay. is it okay? >> what else do you say? >> and anybody else want to come up to help regis? all right. >> i love how the things come together. >> this has been a lot of fun. >> oh, my god. >> and then you wonder why we drink. i'm thirsty, too. is the straw around? thank you. thank you, kath. and we want to thank -- >> regis, would you like a sip? >> yes a sip when i come back. >> all right. we have been back, sadly. >> we want to say a couple of thank yous, guys. special thanks to the friends at "peanuts" movie. >> don't forget it comes out november 6th. i had a chance to see it. and here's the -- >> okay.
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♪ ah! >> regis is drinking out of a straw that e fell on the floor. >> right here. >> and look, every now and then, a tv history is made, but this is not it. this is not it. but however, reg, earlier today, you and kath made tv history. >> really? >> you two visited your old stomping ground. remember that? >> oh, sure. wait until you see this. >> wake up, wake up, we are late. you have the go. >> oh, no. what? the horror. >> hey, wake up, wake up. >> reej, we must have fallen
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asleep after rehearsing for the halloween special. >> regis thougit was 2015, and everything was scary. >> i had the same dream. it was a nightmare. >> yeah! >> i have a question, is that you guys now? >> we went over to wabc where we did the show for 15 years. >> 1992. >> yes, and with the shoulder pads. >> and by the way, you guys in the old studio. >> that brought back a lot of memories. >> and now sh, with a bazillion things to do, but gellman is still there. >> and he is still there. >> and god bless him. he had the e ponytail in as if it was 1881. he looked like he was going to be playing alexander hamilton. >> and this is a costume palooza
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out on the plaza, and in a couple of minute wles cheoose or favorites. they are outstanding by the way. some of the kids are especially amazi amazing. >> so we will pick out the most spooktacular. and we will choose our favorite costume in the costumapalooza. >> we will meet the youtube
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45 mill yob peopion people looked at her videos, and she has a new youtube page. >> and glozell, how does she do it? a social influencer. >> what is that? >> a influenza. and perhaps what glozell's most memorable moments, guys, you remember this, when she sat down with president obama, and she got the interview president obama, and not us. she called michelle his first wife. first wife. take a look. >> but she is. >> and look, your first wife -- >> my first wife? you know something that i don't? >> oh. oh. for the first lady and the first children. >> and the first children. oh, i see.,s >> she is right though, isn't
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she? >> well, it is the first and hopefully the only. >> and how did that feel? >> in that moment, i wanted the die. i wanted the floor to drop through. >> and reej, what about the green lips? >> i love it. they turn me on. >> and how about the cleavage. >> wait a minute. >> glozell, what is happening? and by the way, you are a youtube sensation, and if people don't know you, how many followers do you have? >> over 7 million. >> how is that possible? how does that happen, e glgloze? >> because i don't know what i am doing, and i post things, and it is going off. when i was growing up, i didn't foe what it was. >> and so you were just being you. >> yes. >> and what post caught people the most that you said, i cannot
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believe i got a kazillion hits on? >> the push-up bra to attract men. and the cinnamon challenge, because i put it in my mouth, and i almost died. >> too much cinnamon is bad for y you. >> yes, don't do drugs or cinnamon. >> he is going to open it in thanksgiving. >> you can. you can. >> and can you believe that. >> what is happening there? >> well, yes, the third husband and the rings get bigger, and this is what happened. >> yes, they better. >> okay. >> you have a challenge, and since you like the challenges, we will have one for you? >> exactly. >> and reej, we are going to be coming over here, and what do you want us to do? >> get a straw. >> okay, yes. and take the green candy, and i mean, i need you to suck. >> suck?
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>> yes, and then what? >> put it in the next plate. wait, wait, wait. on your mark, get set, suck! go, regis. oh, no, that is not it. come on, come on. snoopy, snoopy, kathie lee know how to suck. come on, regis. oh, my gosh, you are doing so good. keep going. come on, kids. you can do it. you can do it. oh, my goodness gracious, please, hurry up. hurry up. five, four, three, and i don't know the count. one, two, three, and i can see that regis is winning. >> regis is outrageous. >> wait a minute, everybody. >> i won? >> yes, and you get the green lipstick. >> i am so proud of you, put it o on. >> thanks for being with us. and glozell, what happened?
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>> i went down the fireman's pole, and i am not a fireman. >> and you are not a pole dancer either. >> oh. >> and if you can't get enough of flozell, she is going to be at the stream conn convention center. and our dylan dreyer and matt lauer will be there as well. >> and now, we go out t [ horn honks melody ] well, well. if it isn't the belle of the ball. gentlemen. you look well. what's new, flo? well, a name your price tool went missing last week. name your what, now? it gives you coverage options based on your budget. i just hope whoever stole it knows that it only works at progressive.com. so, you can't use it to just buy stuff? no. i'm sorry, gustav. we have to go back to the pet store. [ gustav squawks ] he's gonna meet us there.
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look, we are as miserable as we look. >> this is not good. >> the "rocky horror picture show" is celebrating the 40th anniversary, but tomorrow in hon n honor of halloween, hbo is doing
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to hold a rescreening. >> and also it will have orange is the new black's laverne cox. >> and this adorable over here who was not born had a chance to meet the cast. >> yes. the movie is a cult hit, and inspired fans even mine. and so i was thrilled to sit down with susan sarandon and tim curry and meat loaf, and they had a olong day of rehearsals, but we had fun. >> and now, i will say a word, and you guys tell me the thing that comes to mind. heels. >> painful. >> i wish i a still had mine. >> i look great in heels. >> fish nets? >> i have them now. >> plastic. >> i wish i still had them. >> you want mine? >> time warp. >> this moment right here. >> amen to that, brother. >> "rocky horror picture show."
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>> tim curry. >> yes, tim curry. >> don't dream it, be it. >> that's the one. >> nice job. >> i have to say that i honestly had a nice time and it is a dream to be sitting there with them, and it is like a pinch-me-moment. and before we wrapped up, i could not resist asking them about the time warp. >> did you learn the time warp? >> yes, i have had to do it on numerous occasions. >> every wedding? >> no, so often in the careers. >> jump to the left ♪ ♪ and then a step to the right ♪ and then the hands on the hip ♪ ♪ and the knees in time ♪ and the pelvis thrust ♪ and it will drive you insane ♪ let's do the dance again >> once more in the key of em.
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>> thank you, donna. >> i am so grateful this is an nbc news special report. here's matt lour and savannah guthrie. >> good morning everyone. nbc news has learned the white house is about to announce a shift to the u.s. military strategy in iraq and syria. >> we understand this will mean more troops involved on the ground in that region. let's bring in richard angle. richard, good morning. tell us about this change and it sounds like it's an acknowledgment what we've been doing in syria and iraq is not working. >> reporter: the white house is calling this a shift and we're expected to hear from the white house shortly making this announcement. others, however, will call it a
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significant change. first of all, it involves sending a small number of americans special operations forces into syria. that means american boots on the ground in syria working with local partners. in the past the u.s. has only been advising and assisting from afar mostly through air strikes. more fighter jets will be sent here to turkey conducting more air strikes against isis. a-10s are already here and a-15s are on the way. action will be placed in northern iraq to assist this campaign against isis. when you look at it altogether,
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there are three significant announcements, all of them involve deeper u.s. military engagement on the war on isis. >> thank you for that. stand by there. >> let's go to nbc's nick. what are they saying at the pentagon? >> matt, after more than a year of yearly 8,000 air strikes against enemy forces in both iraq and syria, the best that senior military officials can say is that the fight there against isis is at a stalemate. the overall plan is just not working. training and equipping iraqi forces, syria rebels has not proven to be a breaking point. they need a game changer. they're going to be far more aggressive in terms of the special forces operations on the ground. military officials will tell you you cannot win a war with air strikes alone. you need some boots on the ground. the white house says these are not boots on the ground, this is
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not a change but in fact, it is a change for a more aggressive strategy and effort to defeat and destroy isis which afterall is president obama's goal. >> before you go, i want to go over these numbers again. richard angle is saying not to exceed 100. these are special operations forces, will they be fighting alongside serian rebel groups? >> that is still unclear. they will indeed be fighting along with kurds as they did in iraq just a little more than a week ago in which the army maeser sergeant was killed. not clear they will be fighting side by side with the serian rebel groups. there's still a lot of gray area and doubts about exactly who you may be fighting with when you're on the ground in syria unless, of course, it's the serian kurds. >> all right, thank you. >> let's go to the white house now. kristin welker is live there.
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this president has not wanted to be more involved in these conflicts finds himself once again sending more troops into these dangerous areas. >> reporter: and that is the key point here. the white house trying to down play this announcement. we do not anticipate we'll hear from president obama about this. his press secretary will address the media at 12:30 today. this is a shift in policy for a president who wanted to ramp down the wars in iraq and afghanistan and were called just a few weeks ago president obama said he was going to leave a larger troop presence in afghanistan and now for the first time troops in syria. we'll hear more. we're announcing the white house plans say there's going to be an enhancement and shift in strategy that will involve more
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troops in these areas. >> we're going to be hearing that from the white house in a little while. good morning i'm katy zachry, let's take a quick look at your halloween forecast. >> it's a spectacular day. we'll be seeing lots of sunshine and you can see on the satellite picture there's not much around there and the temperatures, well, it's going to be chilly today, in the 50s for a high today and tomorrow. looks good for these trick-or-treaters. i'm katy zachry. with cancer, early detection can mean life or death.
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it is tryday friday and it is a special day any time we have regis with us. >> a special halloween edition of "today" and when it comes to a woman who gives a hoot, she is the best. >> veterinarian susan kelleher have performed life-saving procedures for any animal coming through her door. >> but she is going to have to wait for us. >> and we have her visiting in honor of halloween. >> and one thing about owls, you notice the big eyes. >> they are enormous. if we had eyes the size proportionally as owls, our eyes would be the size of oranges.
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>> oranges? >> but aren't they nocturnal. >> yes, they are. >> and he is not happy to be here. >> and he has adjusted, and they are nocturnal animals ash and the neat things about some of the owls, there a barn owl that actually has a fungus to get on the feathers -- >> is that here? >> yes. it looks like a monkey face. >> when they fly, they the e glow like a ghost. >> they do? >> yes, seriously, because they have a bioluminescent fungus on the feathers. and the neat thing about these guys, they use them as working birds to get the rodents out of vineyards which you girls would appreciate it. >> yes, these two would love it. hey sh, hey, red baron. what kind of owl is this sh >> this is a spectacle owl from south america, and this owl has the most varied diet of any of the owl species. >> do they eat people?
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>> no, birds, and monkeys. and he is 12, but this species can live to be 30. >> wow. we have a barn owl coming in. >> we had the barn owl. >> we did already? >> this is the eagle owl. >> oh, well. >> this is the largest of the owl species, and these are from euras eurasia. >> he is about 30 pounds. the size of a dog. >> he is glorious, glorious feature. >> and they can turn their heads around. >> and 260 degrees, and twice as many cervical vertebrae as humans do, and that is what makes it possible, and adds to the element of spookiness of halloween, that is possessed to turn your head. >> and owls make that screech sound that is scary. >> that's it. >> that is is going to be the screech owl. >> can you make them do that? >> in my backyard i can. >> and he is doing some. what is he doing? >> he is not liking zach.
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>> he is trying to cool himself off a little bit. >> oh, i wish i could do that. >> he needs the acupuncture. >> and you know what is funny that snoopy after the show is going for her, his second trip. >> yes, i can't wait. acupunctur acupuncture. >> and this is the screech owl, and look at them. eastern screech owls. >> oh, look at them. >> these guys are 8 years old. [ trilling ] >> evidently, you are not speaking his language. >> and now, you can watch this "exotic animals" week nights on natgeo. >> and we will decipher dreams
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loewenberg. kath told you that her recurring nightmare is that she has a big wad of gum in her mouth and she can't sing or get it out. what does that mean? >> anything with the mouth in the dream has to do with communication, and so what you should say or not say, and you have a mouthful of gum which means you have a mouthful of things to say. >> she says them. >> right, reej. >> i have made a lot of money here with her. >> and in your case since you can't open up the mouth it is the subconscious saying, wait, think about it before it comes out. >> think it through. >> mine is running, and i'm in running in slow motion and somebody is chasing me, and i can't lift up my legs to run. >> being chased in a dream is conmekted to the avoiding something and trying to get out of the obligation or the confrontation, and something that you don't want to deal with. with when you can't move or if
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you are in slow motion, that is your dreaming mind telling you that you are not making enough movement on an issue. >> regis, what is yours? >> i dreamed i'm a quarterback at notre dame. >> all-american. >> what does that mean? >> that means that you should go for it. >> and we had a bunch of people on the facebook and things like that, and rose asked this, and this is her recurring nightmare about a ghost, i will watch the lock on the door slowly unlock. >> ooh. >> or a piece of furniture will move or i will feel his presence or something strange happens. what is that connected to? >> ghosts in dreams are connected to something in the past or the are recent history that is haunting you you today, but what is interesting is watching something unlock slowly, and dreams tell her that whatever is haunting her, she needs to open up about it, and
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let it out. >> all right. deal with it. and another common nightmare is death, really seeing death of yourself or a loved one. >> that is is the most common nightmare through my site dreamzone.com. death dreams will freak you aut, and they are about something end org changing, and it is about -- freak you out. and death dreams are about changing or something in that phase of the life that is ending, and maybe a milestone. >> the death of somebody else. >> ask yourself if that relationship is changing or are they changing, and what is the ending going on? >> and what is your dream? you have a dream? >> i do. i dream about fish and an aquarium that i have forgotten about for years. >> they are floating around dead. >> they are dead.
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>> what does that mean? >> it is about something that i have neglected for a long time. >> and you can't get rid of the fish. >> all right. >> here we go from patrick, i had a nightmare and i call it that and not a dream, because it shook me. a clown appeared to me and speaking and laughing in my mother's voice. >> oh, my god. >> figure that one out. >> oh, okay. clowns in dreams, i found that people have recurring clown nightmares usually have anxiety, and they take things way too hard. they can't laugh things hard like they should. >> but some clowns are creepy. >> that is true. that is true. and so this clown was speaking in his mother's voice which worries me. and so, is there an issue with your mother that you need to talk about or if not, it is a message that the mother's voice is about him needing to nurture and take care of himself. >> what about drowning?
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people have that one. >> and common for women, because we will feel that overwhelmed and so much on the plate, and we can't keep our head above water so to speak. >> they dream about that? >> yes. >> it is interesting and enlightening, right, reej? >> what should i dream about to make me feel better? >> how about sophia vergara. >> okay. what about her? okay. >> and if finding the right halloween costume is a nightmare for you, we have advice for you. >> last-minute makeover using makeup that you have. waking up to fatigued skin? sleep on this! garnier creates its first miracle sleeping cream. it fights signs of fatigue and wrinkles while you sleep. a sleeping cream... that's a first! like a lightweight mask of continuous hydration, it works while you sleep, when skin is most receptive. and here's the real wake-up call... in just one week, wake up to more refreshed, younger-looking skin.
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all right. you time to carve the pumpkins, and these are some cool designs
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or incredible ones. >> have you do you need design ideas. here are some. the beatles. >> the man on the moon. how about that one. ooh. >> that is regis. >> ah. >> and all by chicago artist edward cabral. >> that is made for a ja jack-o'-lantern spectacular in new york. >> it takes about three hours to carve one. >> was that awesome? how much fun did you have? >> not really. >> not really. >> you are absolutely right. >> and it was fun, and thanks to, and we want to thank louie for the costume. >> and joanna and everybody. thank you, everybody. >> it is going to do it for us on the tryday friday. >> thank you, regis, for being with with us. >> i appreciate it. >> can we go out with the halloween spanking music. >> who is spanking who? >> it is a spanking congo. and a one, two, and a one, two,
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three. go! hey, ho, ho. hey, hey. ho, ho.
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. that breaking news, nbc news has learned the united states will ramp up its military presence in iraq and send troops into syria for the first time the pentagon calls this a shift in its approach to defeating isis and perhaps an acknowledgement that the sfiegt in a stalemate. and transformation in temple nation. philadelphia the showing its pride for the owls ahead of

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